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Artist Talk: Glyneisha Johnson

August 22 @ 6:00 pm 7:30 pm

Photo of two paintings by Glyneisha Johnson.

AMFA Artist-in-Residence Glyneisha Johnson will share how traditions and objects passed down through female generations inspire her practice of creating multisensory installations.

After her enlightening presentation, Johnson will take questions from the audience.

Glyneisha Johnson is an Artist-in-Residence at AMFA from August 12, 2024, to September 1, 2024.

About Glyneisha Johnson

Glyneisha is a poly-disciplinary artist, educator, and community caretaker archiving the inherent healing nature of matrilineal Blackness through processes of ethical collaboration informed by Black feminist scholarship. She organizes workshops, spaces for communal reflection, produces publications, living archives, installation and exhibition work examining the public and private experiential nature of the Black Interior as a source of refuge, healing, and imagination.

She is co-founder of Strange Fruit Femmes, a Black and Brown femme lead collective that provides free programming for youth and adults centering transformative healing through the arts. Glyneisha is a 2020 Charlotte St Award Fellow and recipient of the 2020 Byron C. Cohen Award. She has exhibited, presented, and been in residence at Art Omi, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Juanita J. Craft residency, The Nerman Museum for Contemporary Art, SCAD Museum of Art, Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield Museum of Art, and more.

Glyneisha Johnson (Dallas, Texas, 1994 – ), Pink Room Blue Room, 2017, mixed media collage, 11×14 (set of two).

Artist Talk: Glyneisha Johnson is supported by the John and Robyn Horn Foundation and the Alice L. Walton Foundation.


August 22
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
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